(WTNH) - David L. Katz M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.P. is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Associate Professor (adjunct) in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Katz is the Director and founder (1998) of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital (2000) in Derby, CT, and founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation. He was formerly the Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for eight years.
Katz has published over 100 scientific papers, numerous textbook chapters, nearly a thousand newspaper columns, and 12 books to date. A health columnist to the New York Times Syndicate, Katz has twice been recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of America’s top physicians in Preventive Medicine and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health in 2009.
Also in 2009, Dr. Katz was nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General by the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, among other national and international health organizations.
He and his wife, Catherine, have five children.